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  1. Distillate & Kerosene to Gasoline Conversions (?)

    The Farmalls H and M and the W-4, W-6 and W-9 used different heads for the different fuels, the kerosene head had the lowest compression ratio 4.4:1. The Farmalla A and B and the earlier F-12, W-12, O12 engines used different pistons (distance from connecting-rod pin to top of piston varied). Before the letter series tractors in 1939/1940 the standard fuel was kerosene, with the letter series distillate was the standard fuel with higher octane gasoline appearing as an option about 1941. The low grade fuel tractors had a gasoline starting tank, a heat exchanging manifold and radiator shutters, though before the advent of the Pines Winterfront in 1937 radiator curtains were the standard means of keeping the radiator hot.
  2. Hand (crank) starting the H and 4-Series

    I do not like tine cans to cover exhaust pipe, too dangerous, if it lands on someone or on paint work. I use a polycarbonate jar that cam with yeast in it. fits top of pipe, is very light weight and has rounded corners so cannot hurt anybody or paint, also very cheap.
  3. Hand (crank) starting the H and 4-Series

    Apart from checking that the the tractor is in neutral, make sure that the fuel is on and the ignition switch is out. My 1941 W-4 does not like too much choke and once it statts it wants it off straight away. I only ever pull up from 6 o'clock, the H-4 magnetos do not have a spark return, apart from the impulse coupling. I had a good kickback on the Super A and since have been careful with H-4 magneto fitted tractors. The F-4 magneto on my O-12 starts with the the magneto set about half way between shorted and full advance so kickback is pretty unlikely.
  4. Old Abe Restoration Correct Colors?

    This is the one in New Zealand owned by Case New Holland. For over 12 years it was in the custodianship of the Case and Vintage Farm Machinery Club of New Zealand.
  5. IH Golf 12 ???

    The Fairway 12 is an early style O-12 with I-12 (industrial) brakes. They never got the changes in 1936-37 that produced the Modified O-12 (longer front axle with 600x16 tyres. side hinged seat and foot operated brakes). The standard version was on 8 inch wide 22 inch diameter front wheels and 16 inch wide 40 inch diameter rear wheels with very small spike lugs. Pneumatic tyres were an option whereas they were standard on the O-12. The 12 series tractors had internal expanding brakes on the differential shaft while the I-12 and Fairway 12 had LARGE internal expanding brakes in drums on the rear wheels. With a large roller on behind the big brakes would be needed. However, the brakes on my O-12 will happily stall the engine.
  6. 1939 farmall rims

    Matt above referred to an early W-4 with 3 piece rims. I have a 1941 W-4 with the 3 piece 24 inch rims. The first WD-6 (WDBK-516) in the background of the photograph also has the 24 inch 3 piece rims
  7. 1939 farmall rims

    Early Farmalls H and M had 36 inch split rims. Here is a photograph of the one my grandfather bought in early 1940 (could have been shipped from US in 1939 as it took a while to arrive in NZ
  8. Why/where are the other countries?

    Another from New Zealand. (at present in Denmark, just been in Iceland and Norway)
  9. W4 Cast Wheel Removal

    One wheel was a bit sloppy but the other defied all attempts of removal. Set large steel angle pulling fram plus heat to NO avail. In the end took of whole axle housing with bearings and axle to a machine shop who used a 10 ton press to get the wheel off.
  10. farmall cast iron seat

    All the 1920 and 1930s IHC tractors had the pressed steel MB488B seat (also found on mowers and binders). The later 1930s Farmalls switched to the M22967 pressed steel seat. There were earlier cast McCormick and Deering seats but they do not seemed to be used much on tractors. My 1918 Titan 10-20 owners manual shows a 2933Tseat but a later 1920s version shows a M488 seat.
  11. Tire Pressure Info in W-4 Operators Manual

    I suspect that IHC just copied the table form that used by the Farmall H etc. where dual narrow tyres were at option. My Farmall A and W-4 manuals both have the same table and I am not aware of examples of a Farmall A with dual wheels on the back,
  12. Family's First Tractor

    The 52 combine could have either the Continental y69, for the early combines the only choice as the Cub did not come out until 1947, the U-1 (C-60 Cub engine) was a later option. PTO drive was standard but required a bigger tractor than a Farmall A or B to run it, hence engine option. The $@ was PTO only and designed to be run with a Farmall A or B. A Farmall H or W-4 would easily run the 42. If the picture is 1941, then only a 42 combine. I thought that the steel wheels were a war-time option and fo the USA wasn't quite war-time yet.
  13. Family's First Tractor

    It has to be a 42 combine as the 52 was not made before about 1944. It appears to have the steel wheels not the 6.00x16 wheels, I have never seen a photograph of a 42 combine without the normal pneumatic tyres.
  14. Splitting stands

    There are drawing for Farmall A and B splitting stands in the IH maintenance book for the Farmall A, Farmall B and the U-2 engine. very good stand, I had one m ade for my Super -A
  15. Farmall Super A decals

    My Super A is march 1948. I had fun finding the correct decals as most available had only McCormick which was not correct before June 1949 and the white background Super A came out about the same time as the Super C, 1951 to 1952.
  16. McCormick Deering W30

    The IH Blue Ribbon Serviceman's Handbook GSS-1356 gives 95psi at cranking speed for Farmall A and Farmall H distillate engines. This would be about what I would expect for a W-30 which was designed for kerosene as the fuel. The Farmall H distillate was about 4.5:1 wheras the kerosene engine was 4.4:1 compression ratios.
  17. McCormick Deering W30

    Probably similar to other MccCormick-Deering tractors of the time about (O-12, F-12) 4.4 to 1
  18. B mag timing puzzler

    No, The distributor turns at half the speed of the magneto drive, one turn of distributor to two turns of the engine for four-stroke engine.
  19. New Zealand-Quake

    Here are some more photos, including s new dam on one of rivers. It may rake a long time to rebuild the road and railway North of Kaikoura, a large amount of rubble and the mountain sides will need to be stabilized. At Kaikoura coast rose about 1.5 m (5 feet) and further North towards Ward about 2 m,
  20. My W-4

    At last I have finished my 1941 W-4. (BH 2381) I htad hoped to have running 2 years ago for the Canterbury A & P (Agricultural & Pastoral) Show but problems with transmission oil seals then fuel system delayed things and I was overseas last year. Rebuilt engine was tight, could only crank quarter turn and the starter motor would only do half turn. Tried towing it, broke one tow rope, and in 4th skidded both back wheels, In 5th fired up, now nice and free. It was driven to the show on set-up day (Tuesday) for the 3 day show and driven home, in the rain last night. The tractor has the original 24 inch Firestone 3 piece rims on the back (unusual for wartime (1939-1945) tractors imported into NZ to have pneumatic tyres). Originally a kerosene burning tractor, has all the kerosene bits (starter tank, manifold and radiator shutter) but has now the higher compression ratio pistons and as kerosene is now 2 times the price of petrol (gasoline) so no kerosene going near it. The seat is black and has its original magneto.
  21. New Zealand-Quake

    The thing on the right of the cows stranded on then ob is a tussock (grass)
  22. New Zealand-Quake

    Tunnel portals about 10 miles South of Kaikoura, one tunnel each way, North side portals completely bguries, and some of the North bound tunnel on the South. The epicentre near Waiau is a rural area so sparsely populated and just after Midnight so most people tucked up in bed.
  23. New Zealand-Quake

    Things are getting sorted out but it could be months before State Highway 1 between Blenheim and Christchurch is sorted out let alone the railway line.
  24. Are you Kiwis o.k.?

    This is the history of earthquakes in the Christchurch area since 4th September 2010.
  25. Are you Kiwis o.k.?

    Got woken up two minutes after midnight, long-long shaking but not too intense here in Christchurch. Thus knew it was big but a long way away. !00km (60 miles) to the North but it was also very shallow 2.3km. Lot of damage to North of us and main highway from Picton to Christchurch (State Highway 1) and Spring's Junction to Culverden (Lewis Pass) are both closed. Parts of coast area evacuated due to risk of Tsunami but now that alert is largely lifted.